A couple of weeks ago, I posted that I found a cupcake recipe that requires you baking the cake in an actual teacup and serve on a saucer. Since I have been a little (ok, A LOT) obsessed with baking lately, I have been dying to try this recipe. However, in order to make it, I first need to find a set of teacups that are cute and oven-safe. I started out searching the dollar stores thinking I could get a set for cheap, but everything there was neither cute nor oven-safe, so then I turned to my trusty computer. Therefore ladies, this week I bring you MRM's Favorite Things: The Teacup Edition.
First things first, here is an adorable teacup and saucer candle set in the ever-so-adorable pink and green combination for $28 from Tracy Porter.
I love this and think that this would make a lovely gift for someone, however I have a bit of a candle problem. I love candles and have bought so many for myself and received even more as gifts. I literally have a shelf in my closet that is just devoted to candles, so I have put myself on a bit of a candle moratorium until I can use some of them up. However, if one of you should buy one, please let me know, so that I can live vicariously though you.
While this is not a teacup, I felt this mug from Anthropologie was too cute to not be included. I have a rather large assortment of mugs with various sophisticated designs such as Hello Kitty, Disney princesses, polka dots, my sorority letters (there's even a mug that has polka dots and my sorority letters on it) and I think that this would be a wonderful, and slightly more grown-up yet still fun addition to my collection. Did I mention that I love monograms?
Here are two more not teacups but still too cute to not be included mugs courtesy of Max Brenner. Max Brenner is a restaurant from Israel that came to New York. It specializes in chocolate and has become a bit of a tourist trap, but I love their hot chocolate, chocolate martinis, and desserts so much that I don't care. To my NYC ladies- the place has bad dating karma, so if you go there, go with girlfriends, not a boy. The first of the two is the "Drink Me" Mug with metal straw for $12.50.
I love how it's unique and references Alice in Wonderland.
The second mug from Max Brenner is the Hug Mug for $8.90.
The hot chocolate in the restaurant comes in the mug and once again, I love its unique shape.
How about just one more mug? As some of you already know, Lilly Pulitzer recently debuted her new stationary line. I am obsessed with these Latte-da! mugs for $15. They are available at the Preppy Princess.
Ok so time for some actual teacups. I am absolutely head over heels in love with these teacup and saucer sets from Henri Bendel.
However, at $75 for a set of one, they are a little pricey for something that will be going into my oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
So the winner is, this set from Crate and Barrel.
At $5.95, it's affordable, plus it's classic and it's white which means it will go with just about anything.